Continuing healthy aging through motherhood and beyond

It is possible to feel good and be resilient in times of stress, including the stressful time of menopause transition.

Take advantage of advance care planning

Earlier this year, Grand Rapids made headlines as the “best place to die” in the United States. Researchers Andrew MacPherson and Ravi Parikh of...

Health Care Notebook

September NotebookHealth Care articlesHome > News > Health CareThe Pulse enewsletterSept. 27 Sept. 13Change UpsBaker College’s Muskegon campus reported 100 percent of its March 2017 physical therapist assistant graduates...

Health Care Notebook

February NotebookHealth Care articlesLife sciences firm inks licensing deal with MerckMichigan confirms first Zika virus caseWest Michigan hospitals rate among '50 Best' in USQ&A:...

Can health care providers deliver care on a budget?

Want to save $2 trillion in health care spending over the next decade? It could be done without adversely impacting care, if our government...

Connecting researchers to the specimens they need for medical research

Medical researchers have historically experienced challenges finding biological specimens — blood, other bio fluids, tissue and cells — for their research, despite the fact that the...

Where does the trail of health care waste lead?

More than a third of annual U.S. health spending may be wasteful. Now that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, requires...

How can we grow the organ-donor database?

Spectrum Health has completed its first lung transplant — and this brings to mind the need for people to consider pledging their organs for...

Understanding the caregiver journey

Providing essential help for a loved one in need can be very enjoyable and gratifying, but it can also cause stress and exhaustion. While...

Pine Rest steps up with psychiatric residency program

Most people have heard that there is a growing shortage of primary care doctors. But are they also aware that there is a shortage...

Fixing our broken health care: Part II

Editor's note: This is the second part of a two-part post. The first part is here.Personally, I might not have approached financial access the...

Quality in medical device manufacturing

Medical devices have the potential to greatly impact patients’ lives, which is a truth the medical device manufacturing industry keeps in mind at all...

Aging in place: Considerations for your future

There are few places in the world that are more comfortable than your own home. Home is the place where life’s memories are built,...

COVID-19 and the medical device industry

Over the past few weeks, COVID-19 has been at the top of the news. The disease is impacting communities and industries across the globe...

Bringing yoga practices off your mat and into your busy life

Wake up. Dawdle on your Instagram feed. Attempt to get yourself looking presentable for the day. Stress about the 18 things on your to-do...

Supporting mental health days

When a Michigan-based software developer took time off of work to focus on her mental health, the CEO of her company responded, and his...

Can we fix the Affordable Care Act?

Don’t like the prospects for fixing the Affordable Care Act? Repeal and replace somehow didn’t work. Unilateral political action doesn’t seem to be in...

Coping with caregiver burnout

Caring for an aging loved one with dementia is a big responsibility, especially for working professionals who also must balance careers and families. In...

The heart of health care reform: Part II

Editor’s note: This is the second post in a two-part take on the role of the consumer under Obamacare. The first post is here.Wading...

Hospice care: Know your options

It’s hard to know what the future can hold, and when life’s path takes a difficult turn, it’s important to realize you are not...

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